WATCH: BBC commentator embarrassed by NSFW slip during mid-afternoon snooker coverage 3 years ago

WATCH: BBC commentator embarrassed by NSFW slip during mid-afternoon snooker coverage

You can't help but feel sorrow for BBC snooker commentator John Virgo.

The 70-year-old was caught swearing during the live mid-afternoon match between Mark Selby and Marco Fu on Saturday.

Virgo was having an off-air conversation, but the mics managed to pick up his light-hearted joke over having to sit through Selby and Fu contesting the longest frame in Crucible history, lasting one hour and 16 minutes.

 "I wanted to watch a bit of racing this afternoon. I'll be lucky to watch some fucking Match of the Day."

Graham Fry of IMG Media, who produce the BBC's Crucible coverage confirmed that the incident was a mistake and that Virgo would continue to work at the tournament, as the Telegraph reports.

"It was off-mic, the mics weren't switched on and it somehow got picked up. It was a mistake and I've spoken to him about it. He's embarrassed and apologetic."

How fucking unlucky is that?

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